A Frame Apart
About This Show
It’s Critic vs Screenwriter. Sometimes … maybe … kinda?
Welcome to A Frame Apart, the movie podcast from divergent perspectives under one roof. We’re your hosts, Ariel Fisher and Bob Barrow. Ariel’s a film critic and freelance journalist, and Bob’s a screenwriter. Each episode, we’ll take a look at two movies that have some sort of connection. Sometimes that connection will be obvious, and others not so much. On A Frame Apart, we aim to provide a variety of perspectives on cinema, not only from the standpoint of professionals on different sides of the camera, but as fans of media, pop culture enthusiasts, and lovers of cinema. We will speak passionately about subjects near and dear to us through film, and expound upon larger issues that permeate our cinematic culture and how we consume media. From horror to comedy, and everything in between, every great film is just a frame apart.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 28 - Near Dark VS A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
5 days ago
For our last entry in this month's Women in Horror expedition, we went for a blood-sucking good time with Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark and Ana Lily Amirpour's A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. Through these two ferocious women of film, we're discussing something we couldn't quite put our finger on. We decided to call it accidental feminism - not to be confused with the work of Courtney Reissig. This week we're discussing the significance of Bigelow's action chops, Amirpour's dark, atmospheric filmmaking, and what makes these women significant to the genre. We're also discussing the giant red "FEMINIST" stamp branded on their work by virtue of simply being a woman.
Labelled a feminist filmmaker in the press, Amirpour has gone on record as saying Girl was never supposed to have a political or feminist agenda - she just wanted to make a vampire Western. Bigelow has managed to evade the same pressures, but by virtue of being a female filmmaker, her work holds profound significance for women in film. So join us as we hash out what makes these women significant for their abilities behind the lens, as well as what their work means on a grand scale, despite their artistic intention.
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